Whether it’s advice, a connection, a service, goods, recommendations, time, presence at an event, or financial support, people need things from others. It’s how we coexist and form societies and communities. And people are often very willing to give. But, how you ask matters both for immediate results and long-term implications.
Kids being awesome in reaction to a recent ridiculously controversial Cheerios commercial.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Relay for Life. Does its good intentions really advance the cause?
This article by a cancer surviver attending Tufts University points out some serious concerns with the annual philanthropic event benefiting the American Cancer Society, including funding allocations and the language used to talk about cancer.
Monopoly players around the kitchen table think the game is all about accumulation. You know, making a lot of money. But the real object is to bankrupt your opponents as quickly as possible. To have just enough so that everybody else has nothing. Richard Marinaccio, the 2009 U.S. national Monopoly champion via The Meaning of… Continue reading
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s
Yikes. What a conundrum. People increasingly need the internet to help complete school assignments, research and apply for jobs, stay current with the news, and be connected with their networks. Not everyone can afford Internet, so they look for places offering free WiFi. Cue McDonald’s, the home-base for all things unhealthy, to offer that service… Continue reading The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s
An amazing photography series and cultural exploration. (via Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men)
Sesame Street answers the question ‘What is a career?' with the help of Sonia Sotomayor. Pros: Cool profession, breakout from gender roles, dream big Cons: Teleprompter reading, settling on one career, no substantive information about how getting into law school isn’t easy and costs a lot of money and might not even result in a… Continue reading
1. The Listserve is a massive e-mail list — a ‘listserv.’ 2. Each day, one person is randomly selected to write one e-mail to the growing list. That’s the only e-mail allowed to be sent to The Listserve. (And the winner’s e-mail address won’t be disclosed to the listserv — unless they want it to… Continue reading
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